Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Gorilla trekking Uganda safaris in Bwindi National Park
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big cats in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Spot the Big 5 & Big cats in Akagera
  • Boat cruise on Lake Ihema in Akagera
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Travel with an expert guide rated excellent by past travelers
  • Travel in a comfortable Land Cruiser

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will be picked from your hotel in Kigali and you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park located western Uganda. You will arrive at your Lodge for an overnight stay. 

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodge: Bush Lodge

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game drive and Boat cruise

After a cup of coffee, begin the day with a game drive in the Kasenyi plains that may lead you to see bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes, Lions, elephants and many more. You will later return at the lodge for a late breakfast, relax as you wait for lunch.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy an afternoon boat ride along the Kazinga Channel for a wide view of yawning hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, various bird species such as red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork, shoe bill stock among others. Return at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Bush Lodge

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi impenetrable Forest

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi NP through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey).

Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! Continue to Bwindi National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.

With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Bakiga Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking Uganda tour adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones.

Follow the mountain gorillas in the impenetrable forest, and discover their natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before sloping down back to your lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Bakiga Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Volcanoes National park

Today, you will leave Bwindi, cross the Uganda – Rwanda border and transfer to Volcanoes National Park.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge.

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After an early morning breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters together with your packed lunch early enough to be briefed about the code of conduct while with the gorillas. Then, enter the forest in search of the gorillas, which may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas in the jungle. Meet and stay with the gorillas for a maximum of 1 hour.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Tiloreza Volcanoes Ecolodge.

Day 7: Transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Akagera National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer from Volcanoes National Park to Akagera National Park through Kigali. On arrival at the park, we shall proceed to our accommodation.

We order lunch and later take a boat trip on Lake Ihema to watch Hippos and crocodiles in the water or by the shores.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Akagera Game Lodge

Day 8: Full Day Game Drives in AKagera National Park:

Enjoy early morning breakfast and start your game drives in an open-roofed vehicle. A full day game drive here offers you an opportunity to spot a variety of game including elephants, buffalos, hippos, lions, Masai giraffe, gazelles, impala, baboons, oribi, Butchel’s zebra, topi, bush baby, leopard, and bushbuck, etc. Proceed for an evening game drive after lunch. Return to your lodge for dinner.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lodge: Akagera Game Lodge

Day 9: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Kigali:

Have breakfast and then enjoy a morning game drive, we shall return to Kigali and you will check in at the lodge or be dropped at the airport for your departure flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Included:

  • Gorilla permit @ $1500 per permit
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Bottled water throughout the trip

Excluded:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Covid-19 test

WHY BOOK TRIP WITH US

 – Rated Excellent on TripAdvisor

– Gorilla permits guaranteed

 – Local Tour Operator based in Uganda & Rwanda

– Highly trained & experienced tour leaders/guides

– Safety is our #1 Priority – Over 10 years’ experience and over 1000 happy guests

– Affordable and unforgettable tours and excursions

– All our tours are available in budget & luxury versions

– Drive around in the best 4WD Land Cruisers

– Professional English speaking Ugandan drivers and guides

– Group tours single friendly